If you have got a job that requires a Rapid Drug Test, the best way to collect this is by coming into Liberty Urgent Care. Our team will be able to collect your urine in a safe manner and if necessary, send it to an additional lab for confirmatory testing.
Rapid Drug Tests
What does it mean to get a Rapid Drug Test?
A Rapid Drug Test at Liberty Urgent Care, or any other urgent care facility, refers to a type of drug test that can provide results quickly, often within a few minutes to an hour. This type of test is usually conducted using a urine or saliva sample.
Rapid drug tests are often used in scenarios where immediate results are beneficial, such as pre-employment screening, random workplace drug testing, post-accident testing, or suspicion of drug use. The specific substances tested for can vary but commonly include marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines, methamphetamines, opioids, and PCP.
Here’s a Brief Overview of the Process:
Sample Collection: A healthcare provider will collect a urine or saliva sample. The collection process is designed to minimize the potential for tampering or adulteration of the sample.
Testing: The sample is then tested on-site using a test kit. The kit typically contains test strips that change color if specific drugs are present in the sample.
Results: The results are typically available within a few minutes to an hour. The healthcare provider will interpret the results based on the color changes on the test strips.
What Happens if I Test Positive?
It’s important to note that while rapid drug tests provide quick results, they are considered less accurate than laboratory tests. If a rapid drug test result is positive, it is typically sent to a lab for confirmatory testing using more precise methods like gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) or high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC).
Keep in mind, drug testing policies and procedures can vary between facilities and based on specific circumstances. It’s always a good idea to ask your staff at Liberty Urgent Care if you have any questions or need clarification about the testing process.